Star is an extension of Disney+ that provides the service with an extra listing of shows and movies, tacking on more general entertainment programming geared for adults. One of the major strikes against Disney+ is its narrowly focused family-friendly collection. With the addition of content from Star, however, audiences will be able to enjoy the service with a newly broadened scope.
Star includes content from Disney-owned ABC, Hulu, FX, Freeform, and more. The content includes programming for more mature audiences, such as “Modern Family”, “How I Met Your Mother”, “Grey's Anatomy”, “Family Guy”, “The X-Files” or movies like “Commando”, “Deadpool”, and Independence Day.
The content lives under the sixth title – after Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. To access the content on Star for the first time, you will first need to unlock it on your Disney+ account by confirming your account password.
Just like Disney+, with Star you also get four simultaneous streamers, up to 7 profiles, 4K streaming, and includes hundreds of avatars.
Since in most countries this is effectively a new extra channel for Disney+, there is a resulting slight increase to the price of the service. The Star streaming service costs £7.99 / month, or £79.90 / year (£6.66 / month).
Current Disney+ users will not need to pay the extra fee until later in 2021.
We tested Star and other subscription streaming services for more than 100 hours. Star is compatible with web browsers, phones and tablets for both iPhone and Android, Amazon Fire, Android, Samsung, Apple, Amazon Fire, and LG TV, Roku, Sony PlayStation, Xbox, Vizio Smartcast TV, along with Chromebook and Chromecast.
Star will host a small handful of original shows and movies to their international platforms. Examples include “Big Sky,” “High Fidelity,” “American Horror Stories,” and “Solar Opposites.
In addition to the TV shows already included with a Disney+, Star adds hundreds of new movies to their listing. Joining the roster are “Commando,” “Deadpool 2,”, “Hitchcock,” “Idiocracy,” “Independence Day,” and many, many more.
The exact titles will vary by your local market.
Unlike the base Disney+, Star includes 18+ programming. Users can set limits for profiles in the app based on content ratings, using a password PIN to prevent access to the adult accounts. You can also create profile set for to Kids Mode which automatically locks the account to just kid-friendly content, using a new interface of shows and movies recommended for your kids.
Up to 7 Profiles
Star allows you to create up to 7 user profiles.
Up to 4 Devices
Star allows you to stream on up to 4 devices simultaneously.
Star subscribers have the same access to unlimited downloads of shows and movies as Disney+. Download content for offline viewing on up to 10 mobile or tablet devices. The only limit to how many downloads available at any given time is the storage space available on your device.
Star is an additional channel offered on Disney+ to select countries outside the United States. You will only be able to access Star when you are in a market that it is available, but if you download content offline, you can stream it while you travel.
Star is compatible with these devices:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Apple TV
- Google Chromecast (Google Cast)
- Android TV
- Android Phone/Tablet
- LG Smart TV
- Samsung Smart TV
- Sony Smart TV
- VIZIO Smart TV
Star is not compatible with Nintendo devices.
(Up to 4K UHD)
Most video streams are in 1080p HD. Some video streams are available in 4K UHD.
Most content has stereo audio, with some content available in surround sound.